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Hobart, Launceston


In this unit, students will develop pre-professional competencies in psychology as well as gain further understanding of the professional practice roles psychologists undertake across a broad range of employment settings.  Students will learn about the theory and practice of psychology for a variety of psychological disorders, problems, and workplace settings. Students in this unit will develop an understanding of how social, historical, professional and cultural factors influence the science and practice of psychology across varied settings. Students will also learn the key communication and interaction skills psychologists use in professional practice. As such, this unit will promote the scientist-practitioner model of the practice of psychology through real-life examples, case studies and role-play.  Learning exercises simulate the real world of psychology practice as closely as possible. To this end, when you come to class you will be engaging in “work experience” in a simulated workplace in which you are providing services based on psychological principles.

Summary 2020

Unit name Advanced Topics in Psychology Practice
Unit code KHA459
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Health and Medicine
School of Psychological Sciences
Discipline Psychology

Assoc Prof Luke Johnson

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates




Prior completion of a three-year APAC accredited sequence in psychology.


Teaching Pattern

2 x two-day workshops.


Assessment Task 1: Applied problem solving assignment (maximum 1500 words; 50%).

Assessment Task 2: Skills Demonstration (maximum 1000 word assignment and 15 min interview, 50%).

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